For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
The new Endless Mission Mini and Mission One are small, inexpensive and can teach you coding.
The Asus VivoPC X isn't just paying lip service to VR -- this $799 (roughly £650, AU$1,100) machine has two HDMI ports to make headset hookups easy.
If you're interested in 3D printing, you have to check out this high-tech HP computer that has a built-in 2D and 3D scanner.
The HP Omen X builds a powerful gaming desktop with smart ergonomics into a bold but expensive statement piece.
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
Samsung quietly reveals the "ArtPC Pulse Premium" -- a consumer-friendly desktop with a built-in Harmon Kardon speaker system, decent specs and a very Apple-esque shape.
The 360-degree up-firing speaker is similar to the one in Amazon's Echo, but with an entire Windows desktop attached.
This expensive build of the Origin PC Millennium is overkill for even most VR gamers, but the component selection, tuning and hands-on support are top-of-the-line.
This desktop computer that straps to your back makes untethered virtual reality an actual reality.
The latest Intel Compute Stick takes a big leap forward in power -- and price -- while still being capable of turning any TV into a PC when not traveling in your pocket.
The Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 is a VR-ready desktop with a very conservative look, but excellent performance and plenty of configuration options.
One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.
The included NFC wristband unlocks a secret hard-drive partition and triggers overclocking.
With desktop-level parts and a curved 34-inch screen, it's a personal entertainment center for serious gamers.
The Lenovo 610S stores and streams movies, and also plays them via a wireless projector.
This big all-in-one doubles as a futuristic touchscreen tabletop perfect for sharing.
There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than Windows.